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Maiden Voyage

July 6, 2007 | Posted in: Travel Tips

I decided to to put the bulk of my first post in the About Section on this blog which discusses a bit about me.

A friend of mine suggested that I read a book on blogging called “Naked Conversations” so I picked it up and read it on a plane ride to New York.

I found it fascinating, I’ll have to admit I am not a web surfer by any stretch although I was familiar with blogs but only at a cursory level and had really never thought much about what blogging was really about.

After reading about blogging I found that I had already been doing it in a low-tech form by answering thousands of emails the past year as CEO of FareCompare.com and sending out a newsletter to a pretty large list once a week.

So I hope to turn those one-way conversations into two-way conversations here. So please feel free to comment and call me out if you think I deserve it.

4 Responses to “Maiden Voyage”

  1. Bob Brewer says:

    I like your blog and hope to stumble on it again.

    I’m fatigued with air travel and take Amtrak wherever I can. Is there any possibility you can include some low fare deals with Amtrak if/when they become available?

    Thanks
    Bob

  2. Bhadri says:

    Nice attempt Rick, creating this blog. I’m also one of the recent entrants to the world of blogging and I really enjoy it. One thing I would like to bring to your notice is that in Farecompare, the initial searches show a particular one-way or R/T fare and as you navigate further & further, it changes to a higher one. Could you please have a look at that and fix it? Thanks,

  3. Rick Seaney says:

    Hi Bob,

    Let do some checking on Amtrak. It hasn’t been in my area of expertise (the last time I was on Amtrak was 25 years ago) but I am willing to give it a whirl. I am interested in seeing how train/fly options might be useful.

    See my post on Southwest executives taking the train to Baltimore after flight delays

  4. Rick Seaney says:

    Hi Bhadri,

    We are working on dozens of solutions to the issue of seat inventory for the lowest published fares we process directly from the airlines and show on the site.

    This summer has been particularly painful as the airlines have only been releasing seats on the 3rd, 4th and 5th cheapest fares.

    Stay tuned for some new enhancements in the coming months. We have a very full technology development and rollout schedule and we just added several new developers to help get this finished up quicker.

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